FITNET-NHS: Information for clinicians

**We have stopped recruiting into the trial since we reached our recruitment target on 11 November 2020 but specialist treatment for young people with CFS/ME is still available*

The Bath RUH specialist paediatric CFS/ME treatment service accepts referrals from across the UK, and remote treatment may be possible. For further details including how to refer, please visit:


About the FITNET-NHS Trial

FITNET-NHS tests the delivery of specialist one-to-one home treatments via the Internet, bringing treatment to families across the UK without the need for travel. All children in the trial are offered one of two treatments from a specialist at the Bath Paediatric CFS/ME Service:

    • FITNET-NHS, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program - delivered online
    • Activity Management - delivered via Skype

Participants are followed up for 12 months. 

For an overview, watch our brief (2 min) clinician video, which includes diagnostic signs of CFS/ME in children:   



Further information:

FITNET-NHS Trial and COVID-19 - key messages:

  • The FITNET-NHS research trial has continued throughout the pandemic.
  • The reason we could continue, where many research studies and clinical services have been unable to operate as normal is because the trial is about the digital delivery of specialist treatment.
  • This treatment trial is even more important in the current environment as more services are operating remotely.
  • We also expect more children will have fatigue that needs treatment because of COVID-19
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